Pool Safety Information

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Learn more about water safety from the Phoenix Fire Department​

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department takes the health and safety of its public pool customers seriously. 

Please follow these rules when visiting one of Phoenix's public pools:

  • Obey instructions of lifeguards.
  • Children age six and under must be accompanied and stay within an arms reach of a responsible person, 13 years of age or older, as determined by the pool manager.
  • Only approved U.S. Coast Guard personal floatation devices may be used in the pool.
  • Guests are responsible for securing their valuables.
  • Running, pushing, wrestling, dunking or riding on the shoulders of other guests is not allowed.
  • Diving is only allowed in water deeper than five feet.
  • Food and beverage are allowed in designated area only.
  • Guests who are ill with diarrhea or vomiting may not enter the facility until they are symptom free. All guests must be free from diarrhea for 14 days prior to returning to a city of Phoenix public pool.
  • Swimsuits shall be suitable for public use in a family environment. The following are NOT appropriate swimsuits: sports bras, sports shorts, basketball shorts, cutoff jeans and ​underwear. Clean t-shirts or other clothing items may be worn over swimsuits for modesty, religious or medical reasons, but first must be approved by the pool manager and may not interfere with the safety of the guest in the water.
  • All guests must shower, using soap and warm water, prior to entering the pool.
  • Swim diapers are required if a child is not toilet trained.
  • Diaper changing is prohibited on the pool deck. Please use restroom facilities.
  • Take regular bathroom breaks.
  • Guests with open wounds, sores, eye infections, colds, nasal or ear discharges, and skin or body infections shall be excluded from the pool.
  • Avoid drinking or swallowing the pool water.

Contact Aquatics staff at 602-534-6587 or aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov